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Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

US military advisors are likely to take a more direct role in the ground campaign against jihadists in Iraq once Iraqi forces are ready to go on the offensive, the top US officer said in comments aired Sunday. General Martin […]


Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]


Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica Executives of Bribery Charges In Chopper Deal

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica Executives of Bribery Charges In Chopper Deal

An Italian court on Thursday acquitted senior executives of military consortium Finmeccanica of corruption charges in the VVIP helicopter deal with India, but [India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI] insists that the verdict would not adversely affect its ongoing criminal […]


America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

The United States has announced a partial lifting of its ban on arms sales to Vietnam to help its maritime security, easing the embargo on Vietnam that was imposed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. At the […]


ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

Advancing Islamic State fighters seized a third of the Syrian border town of Kobane Thursday despite US-led air strikes, as Turkey rejected sending troops in against the jihadists on its own. In fighting that killed dozens, calls grew for ground […]


US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

The US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria is proving a boon to weapons makers, sending their share prices soaring and bolstering political support for higher defense spending. The open-ended air war against the Islamic State group will mean billions […]


Destroying ISIS In Iraq: The Missing Element

Destroying ISIS In Iraq: The Missing Element

The campaign of air strikes against ISIS has now grown to include targets in Syria with support from several Arab states. And in their aftermath, the Administration has wasted little time in describing the effectiveness of these strikes in degrading […]


Russia to Develop New AEW Aircraft

Russia to Develop New AEW Aircraft

The new Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military cargo plane just entering series production in Ulyanovsk has completed its maiden flight. It will become the platform for a future long-range radar detection and control prototype plane, A-100. Concern Vega, which is part of […]


NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]


 
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